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Most Pacifist: 849th Safest: 1,298th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,638th
The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
12 peoples, united by marble, steam and steel
Regional Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Good

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The Commonwealth of Ko-oren is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sederatus Lemaritus with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, ban on automobiles, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 13.975 billion Ko-orenites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sedes Regis. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The enormous but inefficient Ko-orenite economy, worth a remarkable 1,064 trillion Koronas a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,204 Koronas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, getting milk from the local corner store no longer requires donning advanced hiking gear, and Sederatus Lemaritus claims to be the epitome of family values. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ko-oren's national animal is the Dragonfly, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is various.

Ko-oren is ranked 2,431st in the world and 6th in Atlantian Oceania for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.18 Years.

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Most Pacifist: 849thSafest: 1,298thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,638thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,723rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,982ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,362ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,431stHealthiest Citizens: 2,626thMost Influential: 2,772ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,804thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,224thMost Cultured: 3,344thSmartest Citizens: 3,371stBest Weather: 3,416thLargest Governments: 4,347thMost Stationary: 4,415thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,686thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,696thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,338thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,200thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,067thLargest Populations: 7,286thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,686thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,517thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,854thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,941stNicest Citizens: 15,228thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,739th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ko-oren changed its national capital to "Sedes Regis" and its leader to "Sederatus Lemaritus".
  • : Ko-oren changed its national animal to "Dragonfly", its currency to "Korona", its demonym to "Ko-orenite", its demonym adjective to "Ko-orenite", its motto to "12 peoples, united by marble, steam and steel", and its nation type to "Commonwealth".
  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and the Top 5% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Ko-oren was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Ko-oren's influence in Atlantian Oceania rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".

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